First Migration Data Portal for Europe to be Launched at Regional UN Event

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 Mar 14, 2019

Regional Director Argentina Szabados will premiere a landmark migration data portal for Europe at a top-level UN meeting in Geneva next week. 

An audience of politicians, diplomats and UN officials attending the UN Economic Commission for Europe’s Regional Forum on Sustainable Development will witness the launch of the new section of IOM’s Global Migration Data Portal on 22 March. The portal highlights past and recent trends on migration in Europe, existing data sources, and strengths and weaknesses of those data.

IOM’s Global Migration Data Portal is designed to help policy makers, national statistics officers, journalists and the general public understand international migration data. By making the evidence about migration issues accessible in one place and easy to understand, it contributes to a more informed public debate.

“Migration is a cross-cutting issue, relevant to all of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” noted Ms Szabados. “In fact eleven of the Goals contain targets and indicators that are relevant to migration or mobility. Our principle to ‘leave no one behind’ most definitely includes migrants, and we need impeccable data to be able to serve their needs and the needs of our member states.”